Our first advanced session back was for Uechi-Ryu Karate on June 12th. After some discussion on leadership the group focused on ’Yakusoku Kumite’ or sparring drills with an emphasis on realism and speed. Advanced promotions are done separately in this art and are not included in the advanced trainings.
Next, on June 19th we held ‘AC’ Muay Thai. There we worked on advanced footwork and combinations. At the end of the clinic several students were promoted including: Glen Giumarra to Blue Prajiet, Matt Moreau to 4-stripe Blue Prajiet, Tilo Jackson to 1-stripe Purple Prajiet, and Chris Bradley and Chris Kupernik to 3-stripe Purple Prajiet.
Lastly, on June 26th we conducted advanced Jiu-jitsu training. For this we covered some No-Gi ‘De La Riva’ guard strategies. This involves entangling an opponent's legs to improve positioning and set up submissions. At the conclusion of the training promotions were given as follows: Todd Dort, Shawn Maschino and Sadie Giumarra to Blue Belt; Matt Moreau to 3-Stripe Blue Belt; and Matt Gerlitz to Brown Belt.
Thanks to the affected students for your patience with this and congratulations to all of those who leveled up!